Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library

Supporting library services through fundraising and volunteerism.

What’s Happening

Help us reach our goal for the Library’s renovation and modernization project by donating to our fund to Build a New Meeting Room! The Friends are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and donations will be acknowledged with an email for your end of year donation records.

Commemorate or memorialize a friend, loved one, or teacher by dedicating a bookplate message for the holidays! Not sure if this is right for you? Find out what a teacher bookplate or a regular bookplate looks like in a circulating book.

Membership renewals for 2024 will be available after January 1, 2024. All 2023 memberships will expire on December 31, 2023.

The 2023 ANNUAL BOOK SALE was a huge success, bringing in $8,800 for us to donate to the Fort Lee Library. Thank you to all who came to shop and volunteered to make this community event possible!

Last Year’s Accomplishments

During 2022 with over 210 memberships, the Friends donated over $24,000 to a variety of programs and services including those listed below.

In 2022, the Friends had sponsored the following programs:

  • Hollaback! Bystander training (April)
  • Members-only performance by Bill Ervolino & refreshments
  • Belmont 4, Doo Wop concert for all ages (June)
  • Summer Reading Program for adults and children (June-August)
  • eBook licenses (ongoing)
  • Museum Passes (from annual Book Sale)
  • Toddler’s Nook in Children’s Room (from annual Book Sale)
  • An Evening with the Friends raised $13,000 for the Library’s capital campaign to renovate and refresh the library building!

Who We Are

The Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the Fort Lee Library’s services through fundraising and volunteerism, and are primarily funded by our members and donations.

Curious about what we do? Other questions? We have answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page or email us

Benefits of Membership

Renew your Membership for 2023! Join or renew today: “Join the Friends!

  • Members Only: Become a member to:
    • Stay informed about upcoming events
    • Friends-sponsored event discounts or early access to tickets (e.g., November 3 wine tasting)
    • Members-only activities and outings
    • Early access to our annual book sale (usually in September)
    • Members only semi-annual meetings. Invitation to our October Meeting at the Barrymore Film Center.
    • Questions? Read our FAQ

Friends of the Fort Lee Public Library is a 501(c)3 | EIN 83-2152094 | Incorporated 2018